Who is Patrick Fischler?
Patrick Fischler was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 29 December 1969, in Los Angeles, California USA. His ethnicity is white, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and producer, with 128 credits to his name, while he’s perhaps mostly known for his role in the series “Mad Man”, in which he played the character Jimmy Barret. It’s an historical drama created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate Television, which began broadcasting on 19 July 2007 on the cable network AMC, and ended on 17 May 2015 after its seventh season.
The plot revolves around the talented advertising executive Don Draper, who is also the creative director of a fictional advertising agency in New York City in the 1960s; Don is a mysterious man, but considered to be an intellectual in the business world. The series had 397 award nominations and 142 wins, including 16 Primetime Emmys.
Early life, family and education
Patrick was raised in Los Angeles, it’s assumed only by his father Bill Fischler, since there is no information about his mother, nor any siblings. Bill owns a restaurant in Santa Monica, called Patrick; his son chose the name.
Patrick attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1987, attended New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts; there, he founded the theatre group Neurotic Young Urbanites, alongside his university friends.
His talent for acting was discovered by an agent, while performing with Neurotic Young Urbanites, who invited him to attend an audition for the action movie “Speed” (1994); this became his first acting job.
Roles in TV series
Between 1990 and 2001, Patrick had support roles in many series in which he appeared for a single episode, such as “Knots Landing”, “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr” and “The Pretender”. An exception was the series “Nash Bridges” (1996-2001), an action drama, in which he appeared as Pepe for 11 episodes.
In 2009, he was cast to play Phil in the series “Lost”, an adventure drama created by Jeffrey Lieber, J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof.
It’s a story about a group of people who survived a ‘plane crush on a mysterious island, on which they had to face unknown entities.
Over the next few years, he appeared in several popular series with roles of lesser importance, such as “Grey’s Anatomy” (2012), “Shameless” (2015) and “Suits” (2016) among others.
From 2017 to 2019, Patrick starred as Smoothie in the action comedy “Happy”, created by Brian Taylor and Grant Morrison. It’s about a hitman, who after suffering a heart attack, befriends his daughter’s imaginary blue unicorn.
Roles in movies
In 1994, he appeared in the crime action “The Shadow”, alongside Penelope Ann Miller and Alec Baldwin.
In the same year, Patrick had a role in the comedy crime drama “Swimming with Sharks”, and in the 1996 action adventure thriller “Twister”, he portrayed the character The Communicator, a member of a storm chasing team.
In 1998, he acted alongside Robert Longstreet and Erik Palladino in the comedy drama “The Week That Girl Died”, directed by Sean Travis. The movie won two awards at AFI Fest 1998 – Patrick for Best Actor, while Sean Travis won an award for Best New Director.
In the next couple of years, Patrick was occupied by shooting movies such as “Mullholland Drive”, “Ghost World”, “Full Frontal” and others.
A significant role for this actor was in the 2006 mystery crime drama “The Black Dahlia”, directed by Brian De Palma, cast to play Deputy DA Ellis Loew, a young policeman, alongside Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson and Josh Hartnett. The movie had four wins and 16 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography.
During the following years, Patrick acted in several series and movies, increasing his popularity with his more than impressive acting. After roles in movies such as “Her Last Will”, “Dinner for Schmucks” and “Red State”, he became esteemed in the film industry.
Love life and marriage with Lauren Bowles
In his early age, as a good looking young man, women had found Patrick attractive, and as he once said in a talk-show, he was also attractive to some men from the film industry. He has kept his love life as a big secret, and spoken only of a single woman whom he has been with, but there’ve still been rumors concerning both his love life and sexual orientation.
Since 2004, he’s been married to Lauren Bowles, an American actress from Washington; she was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on 24 March 1973. Lauren has 67 credits to her name, and is perhaps mostly known for her role in the series “True Blood” from 2010 to ‘14.
Patrick and Lauren met in college, and after several years of dating, he proposed to her.
They have one daughter named Fia Lucille, born on 2 April 2009, and just as her mother, she was born under the zodiac sign of Aries; she has followed in her parents’ footsteps, and is so far a child actress, appearing in the short movie “Too Long at the Fair”, a comedy about best friends experiencing an adventure which changed their lives.
Hobbies and other interests
Some of Patrick’s favorite hobbies are skiing and swimming, but he loves to spend his spare time with his wife and daughter, watching movies or playing board games. He also likes to read, and has said that one of his favourite writers is William Shakespeare.
Patrick is into travelling, and his favourite destination is Disneyworld, Paris, France.
He is an animal lover and a human rights activist, and uses every opportunity to help those in need.
On social media, he often posts pictures featuring his family, his work and travels; it seems that he’s always available for his fans.
Age, weight and net worth
Patrick is 51 years old; he has short black hair and brown eyes. His body has athletic shape, as he’s 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of August 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $10 million.